by Nancy Casas   Bringing the art of classic Italian cinema to Los Angeles, the Grazie Cinema Serieshosted a screening of a cinematic Italian film, prefaced by the premiere of an original short film directed by Tracy Antonopoulos. The series had a grand kick off by hosting the screening of Pietro Germi's comedy Divorce Italian Style (1961),...

  WTI Magazine #77    2016 March 18Author : Edoardo Peretti      Translation by:   "Non essere cattivo" by Claudio Caligari, the beautiful Italian movie selected to represent our country for the Oscar as "Foreign Language Film", didn't get the nomination. Despite this, the Oscar ceremony spoke Italian: the Oscar for best soundtrack has been won...

Presentation of ON THE JOURNEY... nel mezzo del cammin, a short film by Maria Luisa Forenza. Followed by a roundtable discussion on the figure of Frank V. de Bellis, his Collection at SFSU and the intellectual legacy of the new Italians in the Bay Area.   An Italian woman and an American girl meet by chance at a crossroads in San Francisco....

di Silvia Simonetti   Un mese dopo il Gay Pride di West Hollywood, la città torna a tingersi dei colori dell'arcobaleno in occasione dell'OutFest, il festival cinematografico che dal 1982 promuove il talento di registi LGBT provenienti da tutto il mondo. Tra i film selezionati, il cortometraggio "Luigi e Vincenzo" di Giuseppe Bucci andrà in...

by Ariston   Following Marco Mueller's exit from the troubled Rome Film Festival last year, Antonio Monda is stepping in to fill his shoes as the new artistic director.   Similar to Mueller, Monda has both a production and academic background. He is currently an associate professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, lecturing on Itali...

Matty, an Italian American police lieutenant, and Victoria Ferrigno welcomed their son Louis on November 9, 1951. The family lived in Brooklyn, New York. As a toddler Lou suffered from a series of ear infections and lost an estimated 75% of his hearing. Though some might have seen this loss as a disadvantage, Lou didn't.   Even when he was t...

Coming off a record year in 2015 for both attendance and donation to the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital, Italian Festivals of New Mexico is poised to deliver another rousing edition of its annual flagship event. This year's program unfolds in Albuquerque and showcases 7 critically acclaimed contemporary films flanked by a kickoff rece...

  WTI Magazine #75    2016 January 18Author : Edoardo Peretti      Translation by:   These days, a storm hit the Italian box office: we are talking about the film "Quo Vado" by Gennaro Nunziante and Checco Zalone, able to earn some 52 million euros (and counting) in about ten days, a monstrous figure for the Italian box office. To give an idea,...

Mine Vaganti (Loose cannons) - Ferzan Özpetek. Sunday, here January 29, sildenafil 5pm - Oshman Family JCC / Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, physician  3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. The Cantone family owns a pasta factory in Lecce, in the conservative south of Italy. During a family dinner the parents, Vincenzo and Stefania, pl...

Hollywood has cast several Italian-American actors to play Latinos in film, including Al Pacino's infamous portrayal of Cuban gangster Tony Montana in "Scarface" and a Puerto Rican convict in "Carlito's Way," among others. While the cultures of Latino-Americans, Italian-Americans and Latinos and Italians from their respective countries are all ver...